mobile Cocooners: April 2017

The 10 Newborn Essentials You Need to Help Stay Sane

Thursday, April 13, 2017
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I am no baby expert nor am I an expert mother, but what I am an expert in is sanity (so far). You have to be when you work full-time with two children and a husband and have to deal with all the demands of this modern world. So, I learned a thing or two with my first son about how certain baby products helped to keep me sane, especially in those first early months with a newborn. Luckily, some things were a bit easier this time around because I was prepared with all my go-to items. Of course, I had to share some of them with you. These 10 items are not necessarily in order by importance but they are all musts in my book. So if you know any new moms or soon-to-be mamas, share this post with them.

1) Swaddle Wrap
I believe in the power of the swaddle.  I also understand that some children just can't be swaddled.  Boy do I feel "sorry for their mother".  Ha!  That was a bad Menace to Society reference...  Anyway, both of my son's were strong and active newborns so swaddling really helped them sleep.  Yes, they broke out of the swaddle quite a bit but so what.   
A recent and funny picture of  Briggs bustin' loose.  The swaddle's time is almost over.
I just wrapped 'em up again and they went to sleep again.  So I could sleep again.  Sleep is just too important to me.  I am seriously a dragon lady without sleep.  Hopefully, my dragon tendencies are starting to fade now that Briggs is sleeping through the night.  My favorite swaddle is the Summer Infant SwaddleMe Wrap.  The velcro closures keep the little ones nice and snug and I recommend these 100%!!